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Our Grand Delusion

Z<i>en teacher Norman Fischer was born in Pennsylvania in 1946 to observant Jewish parents. As a child he prayed regularly. He became obsessed with</i> …

Meditation

The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more …

10 Best Open Source Python Projects in 2018

Tinker and play around with source code, that's the programmer's way of life. Let's get down to some worthy Open-source Python projects that may have …

Python Programming

Many Look To Buddhism For Sanctuary From An Over-Connected World

On the floor of a Zen Buddhist worship space in an apartment building in Washington, D.C., about 15 people recently sat on meditation cushions. They chant <i>sutras</i> and meditate, in complete silence, for a full 30 minutes.<p>And then one of the lay leaders of the All Beings Zen Sangha, or congregation, …

Meditation

Engineers from Apple and Google are loving this viral Twitter challenge about describing their job in 5 words

There's nothing a programmer likes more than a problem to solve.<p>Perhaps that's why when Abstractions, a Pittsburgh-based conference about software development, issued a challenge on Twitter to find the best solution to a simple problem, it went viral.<p>The challenge: Describe programming in five …

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

The Brain

An hour from packed Kyoto, Nara is an enlightening overnight, including cordial deer

For nearly two decades, I have eagerly collected Japanese tea and sake sets, woodblock prints and geisha figurines. They delight me with their elegant and distinct design, with depictions of intricately shaped maple trees and dazzling silk kimonos and the I-know-something-you-don’t-know gaze of the …

My first trip to Kyoto is finally here!

Out of all the trips I have planned for 2017, there is one I most look forward to – my first trip to Kyoto! After waiting for the past 10 months, the …

Forecast Reveals When to Catch the Cherry Blossoms in Japan This Spring

Each spring, Japan is blanketed in stunning shades of pink thanks to its famed cherry blossoms.<p>It can be a challenge to catch the breathtaking views, …

Best Kyoto Souvenirs

Kyoto is the best place in Japan to buy authentic Japanese goods. Here’s a handy list of some great Kyoto souvenirs and the best place to buy …

Japan

6 Places to See the Cherry Blossoms in Japan This Spring Minus the Crowds

For two weeks in April or May, the streets in Japanese cities such as Kyoto and Tokyo are filled with breathtaking cherry blossoms—and tourists.<p>The …

Japan Wants To Send You On A Free Trip To Visit Anime Locations

Tourism is big in Japan. People flock from all over the world to see the forests, temples, and bask in the electric glow of the Bladerunner-esque cities. You know what else is big? Anime. It’s so popular that when many people think of Japan they think of anime and Mount Fuji (in that order).<p>It’s …

12 spots to frequent in Tokyo if you want to be a true local

Saying Tokyo is overwhelming to visit is a gross understatement. Searching for a decent happy place to unwind or simply enjoy a lazy afternoon can …

Your Guide to Trips & Excursions From Tokyo

As one of the largest, most complex cities in the world, Tokyo is simply not a place you can fully experience within a few days. You owe it to …

Japan

Where to stay in Tokyo for tourists and first time visitors

It can be rather challenging to find where to stay in Tokyo for tourists and first-time visitors. There are several questions to ask yourself such …

Just US$35 Per Night: Tokyo's Unique and Traditional Japanese Guesthouses!

When visiting Tokyo, it is not only important to devise a sightseeing plan with everything that piques your curiosity but also to choose just the …

Ride the ropeway and go hiking at Mt Misen in Miyajima

<i>Sponsored by MIYAJIMA ROPEWAY</i><p>During the autumn months, many Japanese people endeavour to get outside and enjoy “Koyo”, or autumn leaves, as the …

To Visit: Tokyo’s countryside to rest your weekend senses

We love retreats far from human traffic. We heart vacations left alone, to reminisce and recharge before you’re back to norm life. Tokyo has those …

Beautiful Budget Hotel in Japan is Only $35 a Night

<b>Traveling to Japan — specifically in key places like Tokyo and Osaka — can be expensive.</b> However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to give …

Minami-Alps "Aputo Line" | Shizuoka | Japan Travel Guide

© PIXTA<p>The Minami-Alps "Aputo Line" is a railway that runs through the Okuoi Valley in Shizuoka Prefecture. The proper name of the railway line is …

10 Things to Do on the SL Hitoyoshi, the Sightseeing Train Along Kumamoto – Japan Info

Japan is known for its extensive train network that runs throughout the country. From local trains to the fastest bullet train, each will surely …

The Perfect 10-day Japan Trip Guide

Are you ready for your trip to Japan? I hope your bags are packed and your 7 day JR Rail Pass paperwork is in hand. After a handful of visitors made …

21 Things to Do in Fukui, One of Japan’s Underrated Prefectures – Japan Info

When tourists think of visiting Japan, more often than not, the first places that come to their minds would be Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka. Sometimes, …

How to Use Emacs, an Excellent Clojure Editor

Chapter 2<p>On your journey to Clojure mastery, your editor will be your closest ally. I highly recommend working with Emacs, but you can, of course, …

Linux

Scala Native

Scala

4 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Pain In 10 Minutes

Try a cheap, effective tool to roll away aches and strengthen muscles.<p>As you age, you lose elasticity in your joints and connective tissue—and suddenly, you can end up feeling pain while completing the simplest of tasks, like walking up the stairs. Research shows that a massage can reduce stiffness …

Home Workout: Small Dumbbells Countdown Circuit

Sometimes, more weight isn’t the answer. With certain moves, graduating to the big-boy dumbbells translates to worse form and undermines your results …

Workouts

Coeffects: Context-aware programming languages

The program is well-typed. The type system reports the following type and coeffect information:<p>The context of the expression requires no implicit …

Programming Languages